Actually, More Democratic Voters Choose Bernie Sanders Over All Other Options Combined, If Clinton Has To Leave Race

Dawn Papple

Democrats emphatically want Bernie Sanders chosen as their Democratic nominee if Hillary Clinton is forced to leave the presidential race, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll. While pundits had previously been suggesting that in such an event, Vice President Biden could be seamlessly slipped in as the heir to the Democratic throne, it turns out more than twice as many likely Democratic voters would want Senator Sanders over Joe Biden to replace Hillary.

When polled, 48 percent of likely Democratic voters said they would want Bernie Sanders to replace Hillary Clinton if she had to leave the race, according to the poll released Friday. Many articles are reporting this figure, which is impressive enough to many of Sanders' supporters, but with perspective, the figure is even more remarkable to Sanders' supporters.

More likely-Democratic voters would want the DNC to choose Sanders than all other options combined!

Only 22 percent of those polled chose Joe Biden. Even fewer chose Clinton's VP pick Tim Kaine. Only nine percent said they would want the Democrats to pick Kaine in that scenario. Meanwhile, a mere nine percent of those polled would want the dems to pick someone else entirely. That means that if you combined votes for everyone else, Bernie Sanders would still be the Democratic voters' top choice to fill Clinton's spot on the ballots this November if she were forced out.

The poll asked likely Democratic voters the following question.

"If Hillary Clinton were forced to step down because of her health, who should take her place as the Democratic presidential nominee—Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Tim Kaine, or someone else?"

— #BernieNOTBiden (@babushka_tasi) September 12, 2016

Blacks and minorities are reportedly now stronger supporters of Sanders than whites. Sanders even wins among all likely voters when party affiliation is dropped as a factor.

Just after Hillary Clinton's fainting spell earlier this week, a tweet from David Schuster reinvigorated Sanders' supporters, many of whom had been crossing their fingers that Clinton could be forced out of the race over legal issues.

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) September 11, 2016

— relombardo (@relombardo3) September 14, 2016

Is YoU....#BringBernieBack #BringBackBernie

— i_AM_theChange (@i_AM_theChange) September 13, 2016

— i_AM_theChange (@i_AM_theChange) September 13, 2016

— Montricia Hubbard (@MontriciaHubba1) September 13, 2016

— SupaScoopa (@SupaScoopa_) September 12, 2016

"It's something you would be a fool not to prepare for."

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) September 14, 2016

— Bad Brown Sanders (@bad_bad_bernie) September 11, 2016

Saturday, Sanders will hold three events for Hillary in one day, while Hillary is scheduled for just one.

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